22 April 2010

Fitzgerald urges Clondalkin residents to make their views known on SIAC development

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SIAC Planning Application

Senator opposes large scale planning application - organises public meeting to provide information and hear the views of the community

Fine Gael Clondalkin Senator Frances Fitzgerald has expressed her serious and multiple concerns to a planning application by SIAC on Monastery Road, Clondalkin. The development proposes building 380 residential units ranging in height from 2 storeys to 8 storeys along with retail units, offices, etc.

Speaking about the application, Senator Fitzgerald said, “This planning application is the last thing Clondalkin needs. Right now we need to be supporting existing business and the village not building excessive numbers of high rise units.”

“Many people in the locality have expressed to me their serious concerns about the impact of this development on the character and heritage of Clondalkin. Residents have also pointed out that now with so many vacant shop units in the village, more retail units are not needed,” stated Senator Fitzgerald.

“Local residents have also expressed serious concerns about the traffic implications of this proposed development on the village of Clondalkin,” continued Senator Fitzgerald.

“I am happy to have convened a public meeting this week to give the residents of Clondalklin an opportunity to view the planning application and make their views known,” concluded Senator Fitzgerald.